100 Greatest Bruce Springsteen Songs of All Time
"Jack of All Trades"
Wrecking Ball, 2012
Like most of the songs on Wrecking Ball, "Jack of All Trades" is about the Great Recession's disproportionate impact on the working class. "The banker man grows fat," he sings. "Working man grows thin. It's all happened before and it'll happen again." The brokenhearted song picks up at the end with a searing guitar solo by Tom Morello. "You cannot have a social contract with the enormous income disparity," Springsteen told Jon Stewart in 2012.
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